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A Word from Rabbi Schulman - 10/23/2020

Adults at Temple Beth Torah have always had a passion for learning. Whether it’s weekly participation in my Torah Study group or attending Marla Kolman Antebi’s “Wisdom Through Stories,” the thirst for knowledge about Judaism is an enduring aspect of our congregation.

There are advantages to offering classes “in house.” There is comfort in being together with other congregants. The repartee between teachers and participants is enhanced by our being part of the same community.

But there are also advantages to participating in adult education outside the confines of Temple Beth Torah. Participants can benefit from learning from new teachers who are experts in their respective fields. Hearing the views of adults who are not members of our synagogue can be stimulating. 

In the Bay Area there are adult learning opportunities taking place all the time. Marla Kolman Antebi and I constantly receive information about these classes. But rather than funneling every single class to you, we are going to curate learning sessions we think you will particularly enjoy.

The theme for November will be Israel. On Tuesday night, November 10, Israeli educator Vavi Toran will present “Diversity Through Israeli Art – Identity and Belonging.” A week later, on Wednesday, November 18, David Horovitz, Founding Editor of the Times of Israel will speak about “Diaspora-Israel Relations and the United States Presidential Elections.” Later in November there also may be a virtual tour of Israel. 

More information about these learning opportunities will be forthcoming in the weekly. Stay tuned and be ready to expand your Jewish horizon.


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